I wish you all a happy new year and hope 2016 has started well for you.
You may have noticed that I haven't posted in quite a while. The reason is that for the last 8 months I have been acting as project manager for our home renovations, and that has been a very big job!
I have been able to maintain my teaching programme, but everything else (including a social life and any personal sewing!) has been on hold. The reno's are nearly finished and I seem to be getting my life back. Any of you who have undertaken major renovations will understand how all-consuming they can be.
I actually had a great time being project manager and assisting on the site as a trades assistant to the main builders. Have learnt so much and had great fun too!
Here's a couple of photos of me "on the tools", as we say in the building game ;-)
We are very happy with the results which include a revamped studio and a private sewing room, just for me. I know I am spoilt to have a second space but it was a bit tedious having to unpack and repack my own projects all the time in between classes. Now I can just walk in, do a bit or a lot and leave it all there til the next opportunity arises.
I am really keen now to get into some sewing and the first thing will be adding a couple of items to my winter wardrobe. I know it's still summer but next month I will be visiting Connie Crawford in Seattle USA for more training, so my winter travel wardrobe must take precedence.
The plan is a to add a couple of items to the wardrobe I took last year - a long line vest and a new winter tee and new trousers. This is the pattern I will use - Connie's Metro vest and pants - B5473
Here are the existing items I made last year. They all mix and match so it's a very useful wardrobe.
|CS1207 T shirt, B5261 Jacket and MX 8002 pants
|CS1207 t shirt and B5301 pants
|my overcoat B5689
|coat showing dragonfly lining and button
So as life returns to normal again, I am looking forward to getting a lot more sewing done - for all seasons!